CPCB invites comments on the Draft Guidelines issued under the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
The Central Pollution Control Board (“CPCB”) has recently issued the draft Guidelines on Environmental Management of C&D Waste Management in India (2017) (“Draft Guidelines”), to encourage an integrated approach to construction and demolition (C&D) waste management and provide both general and specific guidance in relation to the preparation of satisfactory environmental construction and demolition waste management practices in cities with varying population.
The Draft Guidelines will be taken into consideration by the CPCB by 20th March, 2017 at the following e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below the highlights of the following changes proposed to be brought about by the Draft Guidelines:
- The Draft Guidelines aim to prepare project specific C&D Waste Management Plans for those generating more than 20 tons or more in one day or 300 tons per project in a month of installed capacity (bulk generators) in cities with more than million plus population.
Such plan is proposed to cover public and private sector developmental projects to assist all stakeholders to provide a platform for determining the adequacy of a project specific C&D Waste Management Plan.
- The Draft Guidelines propose a sustainable model to include the following:
i. Proper estimation of C&D waste generation
ii. Initiatives from the local administration / civic bodies
iii. Identified sites and approval of land for development of integrated C&D processing facilities
iv. Specifications / standards for recycled C&D waste products
v. Landfill levy
vi. Awareness campaign
vii. List out and mandate use of recycled products from C&D wastes
viii. Research on economically viable C&D recycling options
ix. Map all water bodies in a city / region.
- The Draft Guidelines provides the following ways that can be explored in C&D waste recycling:
(a) Mobile C&D waste recycling
(b) Semi-Mobile C&D waste recycling
(c) Stationary plant C&D waste recycling.
- The Draft Guidelines also address the issue of buffer zones around the waste processing and disposal facilities.